a nymph, a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, became by Inachus the mother of Phoroneus and Aegialeus or Pegeus. (Apollodorus. ii) By Seilenus she became the mother of the centaur, Pholus (Apollodorus. ii), and by Poseidon of Amycus.
She was carried off by Apollo, and became by him the mother of Ismenius (some call her own brother Ismenus), and of the seer Tenerus. She was worshipped in the Apollinian sanctuary, the Ismenium, near Thebes.
In the plural form Maliades, the
name of the nymphs, who, along with the Gigantes and Erinnyes, sprang from the drops
of blood that fell from Uranus, and
which were received by Gaea. (Theogony of
Hesiod 187.) The
nymphs that nursed Zeus are likewise
MELIADES, the same as the Maliades, or nymphs of the district
of Melis, near Trachis.